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Shu Qi (Chinese: 舒淇) is the stage name of Taiwanese actress born Lin Li-Hui (林立慧). Starting as a nude model and then a softcore porn actress, Shu Qi successfully transformed herself to a mainstream actress through her acting talent and attractive appearance.

Shu Qi (Chinese: 舒淇; pinyin: Shū Qí), born April 16, 1976 in Taipei of Taiwan, is the stage name of a Taiwanese actress born Lin Li-Hui (林立慧). Her stage name is occasionally romanized as Shu Kei (Cantonese). Her name is sometimes seen in the Western order as Qi Shu.

Shu Qi moved to Hong Kong at the age of 17. She began as a nude model and then in the softcore porn modelling industry, appearing on the cover of Penthouse Hong Kong for February 1995 issue and the Chinese edition of Playboy magazine. Hong Kong filmmaker Manfred Wong was the first to discover Shu Qi , and cast her in several softcore porn films of Hong Kong such as Sex & Zen II in 1996.

Shu Qi is a lucky woman. One of Hong Kong's busiest actresses, the straight-talking Taiwanese sex bomb entered the film business through the back door and gained rapid success, making over 50 movies since her 1996 debut.

Starting out not as an mainstream actress, but as a nude model, Shu Qi has achieved what few trained, veteran actors have - winning three Hong Kong Film Awards, Taiwan's prestigious Golden Horse Award, and making her international debut in 2002's French blockbuster The Transporter.

Hong Kong filmmaker Manfred Wong was the first to discover Shu Qi , and cast her in Sex and Zen 2, a graphic Category III picture with Loletta Lee.

A borderline autobiographical role as a softporn actress in Derek Yee's Viva Erotica won her two Hong Kong Film Awards in 1996.

With Manfred Wong as her manager, she has since worked with distinguished "art-house" directors Ann Hui, Stanley Kwan and Hou Hsiao-Hsien, appeared in music videos with the likes of Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai,sung onstage with Leslie Cheung, and been seen in advertisements all over Asia.

All this from an actress whose early film roles seemed to mandatorily require nudity. Yet Shu Qi's transition to mainstream fare was as unlikely as it was inevitable.

Though her magnetic full lipped sexuality was undeniable, she also has a bubbly, precocious, innocent side to her personality that found its way into her roles.

Her part as Jackie Chan's love interest in Gorgeous was a powerful indication of her crossover success.

It hadn't been long since her days of simulated screen sex with Tsui Kam Kong and Simon Yam; now she was talking about love to dolphins.

Shu Qi narrowly missed international recognition when she was unable to commit to the schedule of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (her role ended up going to Zhang Ziyi).

Her second chance for such exposure has come in the form of Luc-Besson's The Transporter (with Jason Statham), and Corey Yuen's So Close, (with fellow Asian femmes Vicki Zhao Wei and Karen Mok), distributed by Columbia Tristar.

Despite her involvements in softcore porn films during her early stage of career, Shu Qi successfully overcame the pressure arisen from the Chinese conservative culture and gained her popularity through her acting talent and attractive appearance.

Shu Qi represents Frederique Constant in Asia as brand ambassador since 2008. From 2006-2009, she was selected by Kenzo to be part of the third advertising campaign for its successful fragrance, Flower by Kenzo . She also worked as a spokesperson for Shiatzy Chen.

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Chinese Name: 舒淇

English name: Shu Qi, Hus Chi

Real name: 林立慧 / Lin Li Hui

Profession: Actress and model

Birthdate: 1976-Apr-16

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Height: 168cm

Weight: 50.7kg

Three dimensions: 34/24/35 inches

Star sign: Aries

Chinese zodiac: Dragon

Blood type: O

Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Representative films:Sex & Zen II 玉蒲團二之玉女心經, Viva Erotica 色情男女, City of Glass 玻璃之城, Blood Brothers 天堂口, If you are the one 非诚勿扰, etc.

Achievements: 1997 Best surporting actress in the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards; 1998 Best surporting actress in 35th Golden Horse Awards; 2005 Best actress in the 42 Golden Horse Awards

Filmography of Shu Qi

  • Tai Chi Hero (2012)太极英雄
  • Tai Chi 0 (2012)
  • The Second Woman (2012)第二个女人
  • Love (2012)
  • 10+10 (2011)
  • The Assassin (2011)女杀手
  • A Beautiful Life (2011)美丽生活
  • If You Are the One 2 (2010)非诚勿扰2
  • Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)精武风云:陈真
  • City Under Siege (2010) 全城戒备
  • New York, I Love You (2009)我爱你纽约
  • Look for a Star (2009)游龙戏凤
  • If You Are the One (2008)非诚勿扰
  • Blood Brothers (2007)天堂口
  • Forest of Death (2007)
  • My Wife is a Gangster 3 (2006) 悍妇岗
  • Confession of Pain (2006)伤城
  • Romance of Red Dust (2006)红尘之恋
  • Home Sweet Home (2005)
  • Three Times (2005) 最好的时光
  • Seoul Raiders (2005) 韩城攻略
  • The Eye 2 (2004)
  • The Foliage (2003)
  • Looking for Mr. Perfect (2003)
  • Haunted Office (2002)办公室有鬼
  • The Transporter (2002)
  • Just One Look (2002) (cameo)
  • So Close (2002)夕阳天使
  • Women From Mars (2002)
  • The Wesley's Mysterious File (2002)
  • Beijing Rocks (2001)北京乐与路
  • Love Me, Love My Money (2001)
  • Visible Secret (2001)
  • Millennium Mambo (2001)
  • Martial Angels (2001)
  • For Bad Boys Only (2000)
  • My Name is Nobody (2000)
  • Dragon Heat (2000)
  • Skyline Cruisers (2000)
  • Flyin' Dance (2000)
  • Born to Be King (2000)
  • Hidden Whisper (2000)
  • Unexpected Challenges (2000)
  • My Loving Trouble 7 (1999)
  • Metade Fumaca (1999)
  • When I Look Upon the Stars (1999)
  • The Island Tales (1999)
  • Iron Sister (1999)
  • A Man Called Hero (1999)
  • True Woman (1999)
  • Gorgeous (1999)
  • Extreme Crisis (1998)
  • Another Meltdown (1998)
  • Portland Street Blues (1998)
  • Young & Dangerous: The Prequel (1998)
  • City of Glass (1998) 玻璃城
  • Bishonen (1998)
  • Love Generation Hong Kong (1998)
  • The Storm Riders (1998)
  • Young and Dangerous 5 (1998)
  • The Lucky Guy (1998)
  • L-O-V-E... Love (1997)
  • My Dad Is a Jerk (1997)
  • Love Is Not a Game, But a Joke (1997)
  • Those Were the Days (1997)
  • Love: Amoeba Style (1997)
  • The Fruit is Swelling (1997)
  • Till Death Do Us Laugh (1996) 笑死人
  • Street Angels (1996) 红灯区
  • Queer Story (1996)女王故事
  • Growing Up (1996) 长大
  • Viva Erotica (1996) 色情男女
  • Sex & Zen II (1996) 玉蒲團二之玉女心經

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Shu Qi (Chinese: 舒淇; born April 16, 1976) is the stage name of a Taiwanese actress born Lin Li-Hui (林立慧). Her stage name is occasionally romanized as Hsu Chi (Taiwanese) . Her name is sometimes seen in the Western order as Qi Shu.

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Shu Qi is a lucky woman. One of Hong Kong's busiest actresses, the straight-talking Taiwanese sex bomb entered the film business through the back door and gained rapid success, making over 50 movies since her 1996 debut.

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Shu Qi started out not as an actress, but as a nude model

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Shu Qi has achieved what few trained, veteran actors have- winning three Hong Kong Film Awards, Taiwan's prestigious Golden Horse Award, and making her international debut in 2002's The Transporter.

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From showing her cans, to appearing at Cannes, Shu Qi has come a long way.

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Hong Kong filmmaker Manfred Wong was the first to discover Shu Qi (real name Lin Li Hui), and cast her in Sex and Zen 2, a graphic Category III picture with Loletta Lee.

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A borderline autobiographical role as a softcore porn actress in Derek Yee's Viva Erotica 色情男女 won her two Hong Kong Film Awards in 1996.

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With Manfred Wong as her manager, she has since worked with distinguished "art-house" directors Ann Hui, Stanley Kwan and Hou Hsiao-Hsien, appeared in music videos with the likes of Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai,sung onstage with Leslie Cheung, and been seen in advertisements all over Asia.

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All this from an actress whose early film roles seemed to mandatorily require nudity. Yet Shu Qi's transition to mainstream fare was as unlikely as it was inevitable.

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Though her magnetic full lipped sexuality was undeniable, she also has a bubbly, precocious, innocent side to her personality that found its way into her roles.

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Her part as Jackie Chan's love interest in Gorgeous was a powerful indication of her crossover success.

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It hadn't been long since her days of simulated screen sex with Tsui Kam Kong

and Simon Yam; now she was talking about love to dolphins.

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Shu Qi narrowly missed international recognition when she was unable to commit to the schedule of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (her role ended up going to Zhang Ziyi).

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Her second chance for such exposure has come in the form of Luc-Besson's

The Transporter (with Jason Statham), and Corey Yuen's So Close, (with fellow Asian femmes Vicki Zhao Wei and Karen Mok), distributed by Columbia Tristar.

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Despite her involvements in softcore films during her early stage of career, Shu Qi successfully overcame the pressure arisen from the Chinese conservative culture and gained her popularity through her acting talent and attractive appearance. She has been consistently ranked as one of the 99 most desirable women around the world by AskMen.Com.

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Shu Qi represents Frederique Constant in Asia as brand ambassador since 2008. Shu Qi, Frederique Constant and Paint-a-Smile Foundation transformed the murals on the walls of the cardiology department at the Beijing Children's Hospital in 2009.

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